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Hello Kitty: Sanrio Reveals Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat

Hello Kitty fans, get prepared for earth-shattering news that we learned today. Oh. Say it isn't so! You may as well tell us that Mickey is not a mouse! Or that Donald is not a duck! Or that pigs fly and that horses moo! Or that 'Old McDonald's Farm' was not really a farm but just a housing project for animals of lower income.

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Hello Kitty slideshow
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Nancy Goodman

No, we cannot believe that the old favorite toy, 'Hello Kitty' is not a cat! But this is what the maker and manufacturer is now saying, and that our darling 'Hello Kitty' is actually a girl, not a feline as we have looked upon her for now 40 years or so.

Talk about confusion, this makes us look at the world in quite a different way. To think that the things we thought we knew for so many years have now been blown away and replaced by a supposition so different as to be just like out of a book of fairy tales.

So the cat we thought we knew is not even a cat, but rather, she is a girl. Then, we may ask, why does she have whiskers? Was this just 'make-up'? Would she happen to have a boy-friend, do you think?

We don't know, but we, along with many in the world of toys of old, are just puzzled as to why it took so long to identify this toy as 'not a cat' but as 'a female person'.

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The attached slideshow is from Getty Photos with images credited below:

A person dressed in a 'Hello Kitty' costume attempts to have her photo taken with a boy for money Times Square on April 9, 2014 in New York City. The iconic New York City intersection of of Broadway and Seventh Ave., was christened 'Times Square' 110 years ago after New York City Mayor George B. McClellan signed a resolution to change the name from Long Acre Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A vendor sets up Hello Kitty's toys on February 10, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Roses, chocolates, teddy bears, toy hearts, candles, and cards are all part of the preparations for the Valentines Day and orders increase significantly in the weeks leading up to the Valentines Day that will be celebrated on February 14th. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

Spectators watch as the Hello Kitty balloon floats above the street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. Despite earlier concerns about the wind, the balloons flew as planned for the parade. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Hello Kitty arrives at the 1st Annual Children Mending Hearts Style Sunday on June 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Children Mending Hearts)

Shown attending the parade is Hello Kitty. 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's 'Inflation Eve' on November 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

The 'Hello Kitty' branded video game cases are seen at the R.D.S. booth at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

A tin of H.J. Heinz Co. 'Hello Kitty' Pasta Shapes on February 15, 2013 in London, England. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is is teaming up with the Brazilian investment group 3G Capital to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for 23.3 billion USD. (Photo Illustration by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)